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New reimbursable treatment for “off” periods

30 August 2019

Just before the summer, the Minister of Health and Social Services listed Movapo (apomorphine hydrochloride) on the RAMQ’s list of drugs. This means that a new reimbursable drug is now available in the therapeutic arsenal of neurologists.

This new adjunctive drug is intended to treat the off-cycle of patients who are already receiving optimized dopamine therapy.

In order to access this new treatment, you must consult a specialized neurologist. If the doctor considers this treatment is relevant to you, he or she will return you to his or her clinic for a one-day test period to determine the optimal dose to…

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In september, we walk for the cause!

We walk to support those affected by Parkinson’s and to raise awareness around the cause. Throughout the month of September various Parkinson’s Journeys will be held across Quebec. This is the largest fundraising event for Parkinson’s disease in Quebec. There is still time to register or donate to your region!

You want to participate? You can join Parkinson’s Journey in 3 different ways: as a individual participant, as a team captain or by joining an already existing team.

Each region offers a wonderful day filled with a variety of activities for the whole family! Come walk or run with us, dance…

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Défi Vélo 2019: 231 343$ for the 9th Edition!

The 9th edition of the Défi Vélo Parkinson Québec was held on Saturday August 24th. A total of 194 cyclists took part in the various tours (40, 60, 90 and 150 KM) in the Laval and Basses-Laurentides regions. Thanks to the joint effort, an amount of $231,343 was raised.

We would like to thank each participant, each volunteer and our valued sponsors, including the Jean Coutu Group and Pro Doc, official presenters of the event for this great success.

See you next year for the 10th anniversary!

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Pesticides: Parkinson Québec invited to present his thesis to the Parliamentary Committee that evaluates the impact of pesticides on health and environment.

Support our work with the government by filling the survey and join our list of persons and partners willing to get involved locally and make the government take action.

In september, Parkinson Québec will present the results of the thesis ” Parkinson and Pesticides. An established causality. Measures to protect all citizens ” to the Parliamentary Committee which evaluate the impact of pesticides on health and the environment.

By synthesizing all the epidemiological and toxicological literature, Parkinson Québec may conclude that the Québec government has now enough evidences to intervene immediately in the following areas:

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Team Portrait Défi Vélo 2019 : Pro Doc

19 August 2019

Pro Doc, a Quebec manufacturer of generic drugs affiliated with the Jean Coutu Group, has been a proud partner of the Défi Vélo for many years and continues to support the cause by pedaling again this year. Mr. Marcel Raymond, President of the company testifies, on behalf of the firm, why it is so important to get involved:

“We are proud to be involved again with this cause that is so important to us because there are too few treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and it is important to advance research. The Parkinson Bike Challenge is a beautiful…

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